By Muriel Mandell
Magicians, ogres, dragons, genies and wizards express tips on how to do the most well-liked common sense puzzle forms: removal, crossing the river, size, chance, extra. 128 pages, b/w illus. all through, five 3/8 x eight 1/4.
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Then he carefully stacked and weighed them. In all he weighed 55 coins (1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7 + 8 + 9 + 10). Since each gold piece weighed ten grams, if all had been gold, the scale would have read 550 grams. The amount by which the weight was too light indicated the number of silver coins and the number of the silver sack. For instance, if the weight was 543 grams, it would indicate that seven silver coins (550 - 543 = 7) had been weighed with the gold coins and that the rest of the silver coins were in the seventh sack.
65. The Genie and the Coins How many coins were there in the sack the genie hid? Choose one: Which swords are missing? Answer on page 127. Answer on page 127. 66. Genie Power This is the way things are now: The genie is having a field day, getting revenge on men and animals alike. What is he doing to them? What happens next? Choose from A through D. Answer on page 127. 67. Genie Horseplay Here is how things are now: What is the genie doing to the merchant's horses? What happens next? Choose from A through D.
Wicked Walter: Gallons or cups, the approach is the same. Line up the containers and pour from one to the other. But which approach results in only five s t e p s pouring first into the 4-gallon urn or into the 3-gallon urn? 35-37. Magic Numbers: For each of the magic numbers, make a chart involving all of the possible numbers, such as the following for the first magic number. Cross out those numbers that contradict any of the statements. 38. Seth Meets the Dragon: Lining up the pitchers next to the pond, create a chart: Start by filling either pitcher and then pouring the water from one to the other and back into the pond.